Martin Raff

1959 Bsc McGill University, Montreal Canada
1963 MD McGill University, Montreal Canada
Martin Raff
Tel: 020 7679 7016
Fax: 020 7679 7805
Email: 
m.raff@ucl.ac.uk
Awards: 
1974- Member European Molecular Biology Organization
1985– Fellow of the Royal Society
1988– Academia Europaea
1989 Feldberg Prize
1989– Honorary Member of American Neurological Society
1991–1995 President, British Society of Cell Biology
1997–2001 Chairman, UK Life Sciences Committee
1998– British Academy of Medical Sciences
1999– Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2001 Dunham Lectures, Harvard University
2002 United Kingdom-Canada Rutherford Lectures
2002 Hamdan Prize for Apoptosis in Disease and Health
2003 Foreign Associate of National Academy of Sciences of the USA
2004 Kuffler Lectures, UCSD
2005 Honorary Fellow, University College London
2005 Honorary Degree, McGill University
2006 The Biochemical Society Award
2007 Honorary Degree, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2010 DART/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Award in Basic Science
Previous Posts: 
1963 -65 Intern and Assistant Resident in Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal
1965 -68 Resident in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
1969 -71 Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunology, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London
1971 -02 MRC Developmental Neurobiology Programme, Biology Department, University College London
1979 -02 Professor of Biology, Biology Department, University College London
1993 -02 Scientist, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London
2002 - Emeritus Professor, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology , UCL

Martin Raff

MRC LMCB

University College London

London WC1E 6BT

TRAINING:

1963-65 Intern and Assistant Resident in Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal

1965-68 Resident in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

1969-71 Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunology, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London

Research Summary:

I began my scientific life as a cellular immunologist.  I then  switched to cell biology and developmental neurobiology, mainly focusing on the intrinsic and extrinsic molecular mechanisms that control the development and behaviour of myelinating glial cells and retinal cells. I retired from active science in 2002 and now spend much of my time on scientific advisory boards in Europe and the USA and thinking about autism.

Recent Publications

Raff, M. (2006). Martin Raff. In Squire, L. R. (Ed.). The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography ( Vol. 5 pp.505-548). Burlington, MA:
Society for Neuroscience, Elsevier Academic Press. (see under Links)

Raff, M. (2006). The mystery of intracellular developmental programmes and timers. Biochemical Society Transactions
34, 663-670 Author URL

Raff, M. (2007). Intracellular developmental timers. In Clocks and Rhythms ( pp.431-435). Cold Spring Harbor:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. Author URL

Raff, M., Johnson, A., Walter, P. (2008). Painful Publishing. Science
321(5885), 36 (see under Links)

Raff, M. (2009). New routes into the human brain. Cell
139(7), 1209-1211 doi:10.1016/j.cell.2009.12.010. Publisher URL

RAFF, M. (2011). Looking back. Annu. rev. cell dev. biol.
27, 1-23

Scientific Advisory Boards:

Autism Speaks, New York

Company of Biologists, Board of Directors, Cambridge, UK

Ellison Medical Foundation, New York

The Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Lisbon

Glaucoma Foundation Catalyst For Cure 2, San Francisco

Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Lisbon

Luxembourg Personalized Medicine Consortium, Luxembourg

Medical Research Council Clinical Sciences Centre, London

Myelin Repair Foundation, Saratoga, California

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, New York

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford

Books

Alberts, B., Bray, D., Hopkins, K., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K., and Walter, P. (2014). Essential Cell Biology (4th edition). New York: Garland Press.

Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K., and Walter, P. (2008). Molecular Biology of the Cell (5th edition). New York: Garland Press.

Hall, M. N., Raff, M. C., and Thomas, G. E. (2004). Cell Growth: Control of Cell Size. New York. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

Greaves, M.F., Owen, J.J.T., and Raff, M.C. (1973) T and B Lymphocytes: Origins, Properties and Roles in Immune Responses. Amsterdam. Excerpta Medica.

Publications

Number of publications: 254.

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  • RAFF, M.(2011). Looking back Annu. rev. cell dev. biol., 27 1-23.
  • Raff, M.(2011). Looking back. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol, 27 1-23. doi:10.1146/annurev-cellbio-092910-154203

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